Re: [apps-discuss] font/* (and draft-freed-media-type-regs)

Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> Tue, 22 November 2011 12:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] font/* (and draft-freed-media-type-regs)
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On Monday, November 21, 2011, 8:54:36 PM, Julian wrote:

JR> On 2011-11-21 13:22, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> ...
>> No, not yet, since that requires a stable document to reference,and changes are still possible as a result of Candidate Recommendation implementation experience.
>> ...

JR> Well, the (dated) CR is also stable, right?

All dated /TR documents are stable, in that sense.

My understanding was that the IESG wanted a document that was final and would serve as a reference for some time. A CR might (hopefully,would be) be superceeded in 6 months.

JR> I believe it would be better overall to register early, and then to 
JR> update the registration later on.

Ah, yes, I hadn't thought of updating the registration. I tend to agree that earlier is better than later. I will take this back to W3C team and suggest a modification to our media type registration policy.



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 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
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